MWC 2014: Samsung Galaxy S5 could get new Exynos 5422 octa-core processor soon

Samsung has shown off two new Exynos processors at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

Samsung has shown off its new Exynos processors at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The South-Korean tech giant revealed the octa-core processor Exynos 5422 and the new hexa-core processor Exynos 5 Hexa (Exynos 5260), which we already experienced in the Galaxy Note 3 Neo.  In addition to this the company has confirmed that it will launch a Galaxy S5 variant with the new octa-core variant.


According to Engadget, Samsung has already shown off such a variant at the MWC. Samsung had also put up an infographic on the Tomorrow blog detailing the evolution of the Samsung Galaxy S series. The infographic initially showed the S5 in two variants, which Samsung has since replaced with another that shows a single Galaxy S5 mode. You can view the original here.


The Exynos 5422 octa-core processor is based on ARM's big.LITTLE architecture comprised of four ARM Cortex- A15 cores clocked at up to 2.1 GHz and four ARM Cortex- A7 cores up to 1.5 GHz. This is the same configuration that was seen in the last-gen Exynos processor, but there's one major difference. The 5422 comes with Heterogeneous Multi Processing (HMP) technology, which allows it to use all eight cores or any combination of them at the same time for improved performance. According to Samsung, the chip delivers up to 34 percent higher performance than previous Exynos Octa models.


To ensure that the chip supports  bigger screen resolutions WQHD (2560 x 1440) and WQXGA (2560 x 1600), Samsung says it has adopted new solutions with proprietary mobile image compression (MIC) and adaptive hibernation technology. It also supports 4K Ultra HD resolution.With MIC, display data is compressed into half to minimize memory bandwidth requirement. The chip has been developed using a 28 nm manufacturing process; Samsung promises up to 10 percent lower power consumption than 32nm chips.  The Exynos 5422 is scheduled for mass production in the first quarter of 2014.

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